A half-century from opener Muhammad Huraira on debut and a fantastic bowling efficiency powered Pakistan to a six-wicket win over Afghanistan within the ICC U-19 World Cup in Benoni, South Africa, on Friday, putting in place an exhilarating semifinal in opposition to arch-rivals India. Afghanistan fought exhausting after posting 189 however simply didn’t have sufficient runs at the board. Huraira, enjoying his first sport of the match, struck a match-winning knock within the fourth quarterfinal.
Qasim Akram (25 no longer out off 41 balls)and Mohammad Haris (29 no longer out off 43) noticed the staff via in simply 41.1 overs.
Tahir Hussain (1/28 in 10 overs), Fahad Munir (2/29 in 7) and Mohammad Amir Khan (3/58 in 10) have been the select of the Pakistan bowlers.
Defending champions India and Pakistan play their semifinal in Potchefstroom on February 4. India had beaten Australia in their quarterfinal match.
Speaking in regards to the staff’s efficiency, Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir mentioned: “We dropped 2-Three early catches and had we hung on, we will have limited them to a lesser overall. The spinners bowled actually smartly within the center overs and bowled them out for 190. The wicket used to be turning just a little and our plan used to be to rotate strike. The hole partnership used to be excellent and we performed sensibly within the center overs.”
At the India sport, he added: “It’s any other sport. India is a great aspect and we want to play excellent cricket. The gang actually motivated us, liked us and I am hoping they flip up for the semifinal and cheer for us.” Afghanistan captain Farhan Zakhil mentioned 189 used to be defendable.
“The wicket used to be excellent and our batsmen didn’t take duty. They bowled smartly and created the possibilities. 190 used to be a par ranking for our bowlers. We anticipated our rapid bowlers to offer early wickets and so they weren’t ready to do this,” mentioned Zakhil.